Samuel Belding1

#7439, (circa 1632 - 3 January 1713)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Belding2 (c 1591 - )
Mother*Margaret Ackrenden3 (s 1600 - )

Family 1

Mary _____ b. c 1633, d. 1677
Children 1.Mary Belding1 (1655 - )
 2.Samuel Belding Jr.+1 (1657 - c 1737)
 3.Stephen Belding+1 (1658 - 1720)
 4.Sarah Belding1 (1661 - )
 5.Ann Belding1 (1665 - )
 6.Ebenezer Belding1 (1667 - )
 7.John Belding+1 (1669 - 1725)

Family 2

Mary Beardsley b. 1632, d. 1690

Family 3

Mary Meekins b. s 1645

Family 4

Sarah Curtis b. 1642
Samuel Belding was also known as Belden.1 
Birth*circa 1632He was born circa 1632 at Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, EnglandG.1,3 
Baptism16 September 1632He was baptized on 16 September 1632 at Wadsworth, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, EnglandG.4 
circa 1638He accompanied Richard Belding and Margaret Ackrenden circa 1638, eventually settling in Wethersfield. It "has not been traced, nor is it known what family he brought with him, if any, besides two sons, nor has the date of his death been found." (Some Belding Genealogy, p. 5.)5,6 
Marriage*circa 1654He married Mary _____ circa 1654.1 
1657He was admitted as a Freeman of Connecticut in 1657.7 
1661He and Mary _____ removed to Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG, in 1661.1 
3 May 1667He was a signer of the Petition of the Residents of Hadley on the West side of the River to form their own Society on 3 May 1667 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG; the Petition of the Residents of Hadley on the West side of the River to form their own Society.8 
Marriage*25 June 1678He married Mary Beardsley, daughter of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey, on 25 June 1678 at Springfield, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG; (each 2nd.)1,9,10 
Marriage*say 1691He married Mary Meekins, daughter of Thomas Meekins and ____ _____, say 1691; each 3rd.1 
Marriage*10 April 1705He married Sarah Curtis, daughter of Capt. William Curtis, on 10 April 1705 at Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.11,12 
Death*3 January 1713He died on 3 January 1713 at Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.13,1 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S738] James M. Crafts, History of the Town of Whately, Mass. 1661-1899 (Whately, MA: Town of Whately, 1899), p. 391, entry for Samuel Belden. Hereinafter cited as History of Whately (Crafts).
  2. [S738] James M. Crafts, History of Whately (Crafts), p. 390-1, entry for Richard Belden.
  3. [S748] Donald E. Poste, "English Origins of the Beldens of Wethersfield", The American Genealogist 45:3 (July 1969).
  4. [S748] Donald E. Poste, "English Origins of the Beldens of Wethersfield", Samuel fil Richard Balden de Wad[sworth].
  5. [S1203] Paul C. Reed and John C. B. Sharp, "The English Ancestry of Richard Belden of Wethersfield, Connecticut", The American Genealogist 76:1,2 (2001): p. 122. "He presumably emigrated about 1638 with a group of Yorkshire Puritans led by Ezekiel Rogers, minister of Rowley, Yorkshire, and others."
  6. [S740] Charles C. Whitney, Some Belding Genealogy (New York: privately printed, 1896).
  7. [S165] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, four volumes (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), I:158.
  8. [S290] Sylvester Judd and Lucius Boltwood, History of Hadley, including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby Masssachusetts (Springfield, Mass.: H.R. Hunting and Company, 1905), chap. IX, 78–83: "The petition of us whose names are underwritten, being inhabitants of the west side of the river at Hadley..."
    Thomas Meekins, St., Daniel White, John Allis, Wm. Allis, John Welles, Obadiah Dickinson, John Coule, St., Nathaniel Dickinson, Jr., Samuel Gillet, Isaac Graves, Eleazer Frary, John Field, Richard Billing, Samuel Billing, John Coule, Jr., Wm. Gull, Samuel Dickinson, Ursula Fellows, Samuel Belden, Thomas Meekins, Jr., Mary Field, John Graves, Samuel Kelog, Daniel Warner, Barnabas Hinsdell.
    "John Coleman, Philip Russell, Samuel Allis and Benjamin Wait did not sign the petition;
    perhaps they did not all reside on the west side in May, 1667."
  9. [S819] Register Editors, "Judge Pynchon's Marriage Record: 1685-1711", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 123:4 (October 1969): p. 260; Sam Belding and widow Mary Wells, 25 Jun 1678.
  10. [S1254] Donald Lines Jacobus and W. Herbert Wood, "Widow Frances Wells and Hugh Wells of Wethersfield", The American Genealogist Vol. 28 (1952): "[Thomas Wells'] widow Mary remarried, 25 June 1678..., Samuel Belding of Hatfield, and died 20 Sept. 1691. Mary has often been identified as daughter of William Beardsley of Stratford, and we concur."
  11. [S2511] Hatfield Record: Birth, Marriage and Death 1668-1843, Hatfield (Mass.) Town Clerk, online, p. 94, img. 69/123. Sam'l Belding and Widow Sarah, marr. 10 Apr 1705 by Rev. Wm Williams.
  12. [S740] Charles C. Whitney, Some Belding Genealogy, p. 6.
  13. [S2511] Hatfield Record: BMD 1668-1843, p. 133, img. 88/123.